School Days

School crossing sign

School. We've all been there. If you live in Chicago, your school year is 180 days long. That's a lot of days! But if you do the math, that's only 49.3% of the days in the year. But don't worry—you can use your time outside of school to read some great stories about school. Here's […]

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Here Comes The BFG

The BFG book cover

This July The BFG will be making his big screen debut along with Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and clever Sophie. I can't wait to see it! If you can't wait either, try spending some time with these other scrumdiddlyumptious Dahl classics made into movies: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Who doesn't love the story of Charlie Bucket — […]

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Embracing LGBTQ Pride for Kids

This Day in June book cover

There is such a great variety of diverse books embracing LGBTQ kids and families these days. Celebrate Pride Month by picking up one of these wonderful books for anyone! Experience going to a pride parade in This Day in June. The detailed and colorful illustrations, along with its simple text, are perfect for young readers. Older readers wanting to […]

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Quiz: How High Can You Fly?

Person flying toy plane

Are you ready to Explore on the Go? Celebrate the history and science of air travel with our high-flying quiz created by bloggers Alexa, Amy, Becca, Jason, Liv, Mary, Ramona and Shilo.

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Find Fun Kids Books with Dory!

Finding Dory book cover

Our favorite forgetful fish swims back onto the big screen in Finding Dory on June 17. Read more about her in Dory's Story and other Finding Dory titles. Dory's not the only animal who forgets stuff. Peedie, a sweet gosling with a bad memory, loses his favorite red cap. Some friends join his search to get it back. Will they succeed? Peedie […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day by Reading Together

Thunder Boy Jr book cover

It's that time of year again, time to celebrate all the awesome dads out there! Whether you're preparing breakfast in bed or grilling in the back yard, the day is all about celebrating one of the best guys around. How else can you celebrate? Become an unstoppable team like Thunder Boy Jr and his dad. Cuddle up […]

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It’s Hot Air Balloon Day!

Source: Garrett Heath, Flickr

There are many ways to get from one place to another. Like me, you've probably traveled by bus, train, plane or car, but have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Hot air balloons have been around since the 1700's. Their name tells you how they work. As the air inside the […]

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Way into LEGOs

Pile of Legos

We are WAY into LEGO® Bricks, especially LEGO® minifigures. There are days I feel like LEGO Minifigure Year by Year is a family photo album. So when a friend suggested a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry for their Brick by Brick exhibit, featuring the work of certified LEGO® Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker, we were SO there! Did […]

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Exploring Asian Heritage for Kids

Angel Island book cover

Whenever people find out that I'm a quarter Filipino, they are always surprised. No, I don't speak Tagalog, as my mom was barely 3 years old when her family escaped the Philippines to the United States during World War II. When I was growing up, I always wondered, where do I fit in? In honor of Asian American […]

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Twisted Fairy Tales

Rapunzel Robot, flickr user ittybittiesforyou

Once upon a time, there was a story about a princess. Does this story sound familiar to you? It's the beginning of a familiar fairy tale, one you've been told over and over again since you were little. But this time, there is something just a little bit different. Add a new twist and suddenly everything […]

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